Date: July 3rd, 2011

Chanel – Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 – 525 Quartz, 529 Graphite and 531 Peridot nail polishes: Swatches and Review

Chanel Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 525 Quartz 529 Graphite 531 Peridot swatch swatches nail polish blog

Hi everyone! :)
Yesterday the three nail polishes 525 Quartz, 529 Graphite and 531 Peridot from the Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 collection arrived and I am so grateful a dear friend helped me to get my hands on them before they are released here.
I love love love Fall makeup and nail polish collections and the Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel makes no excuse. I am glad the eye shadow quad and the cream eye shadows are perm because sooner or later I need to buy them too. ♥

Without much rambling let’s go straight to the swatches! 😀

Chanel – 525 Quartz
Chanel Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 525 Quartz swatch swatches nail polish blog
Chanel Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 525 Quartz swatch swatches nail polish blog
Chanel Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 525 Quartz swatch swatches nail polish blog
Chanel – 529 Graphite
Chanel Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 529 Graphite swatch swatches nail polish blog
Chanel Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 529 Graphite swatch swatches nail polish blog
Chanel Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 529 Graphite swatch swatches nail polish blog
Chanel – 531 Peridot
Chanel Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 531 Peridot swatch swatches nail polish blog
Chanel Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 531 Peridot swatch swatches nail polish blog
Chanel Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 531 Peridot swatch swatches nail polish blog
Chanel Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 531 Peridot swatch swatches nail polish blog
POST FAQ
Availability Chanel nail polishes
You can buy Chanel at almost every perfumery or department store. The Illusions d’Ombre collection is already out in the US and sadly I don’t know when exactly it will be released in Europe.
In the US Chanel nail polishes retail for $25 and in Germany for around 22,95 €. Depending on where you buy them they can be a bit cheaper or a bit more expensive.

525 Quarz is not limited edition according to Temptalia but sadly 529 Graphite and 531 Peridot are limited edition.

Coats used
Chanel – 525 Quartz: three
Chanel – 529 Graphite: two
Chanel – 531 Peridot: two
Chanel nail polishes contain 13 ml.

The application of Graphite was a bliss. I love foil nail polishes and Graphite is no exception. The gunmetal foiled base with gold foiled sparkles is just utterly gorgeous. Peridot applied well too but you will experience the application to be a bit streaky but once Peridot dries most of the streaks disappear. Quartz needed one more coat than Graphite and Peridot to be opaque and it was also a bit more streaky than Peridot and also less streaks disappeared once it dried.

Next to the sparkly Graphite and the breathtaking Peridot Quartz looks a bit unspectacular but nonetheless it is a pretty muted light brown frost. What makes it a bit more interesting are the pink and blue sparkles.

I am a bit bummed that Quartz will be the only permanent nail polish from Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel. I wish Graphite and Peridot would have been added to the permanent nail polishes from Chanel too. :(

All in all I am glad I purchased all three nail polishes because all of them are truly gorgeous but Peridot and Graphite are my favorites. I adore duochrome nail polishes and seeing a stunning duochrome from Chanel makes me happy. 😀

If Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel is already released in your country have you purchased something from this collection and how do you like it? If it’s not released in your country yet what is on your wishlist?

Thanks for looking and have a great start of the week! ♥ :)

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86 thoughts on “Chanel – Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 – 525 Quartz, 529 Graphite and 531 Peridot nail polishes: Swatches and Review

  1. Is it just me or does Quartz look quite a lot like Illamasqua’s Bacterium??
    OMG Peridot is sooo beautiful! It looks like a beetle’s shell!
    I adore how Graphite is more silver than the usual black =]
    Ok wow so that was a lot of random sentences bunched up together! =P Lol anyway, absolutely stunning swatches =] I love them all so much!

  2. Those are, by far, the best swatches I’ve seen so far. I have Peridot and love it, and you captured it perfectly! Now I may have to go back for Graphite.

    Thank you so much for the great review, and especially for the wonderful swatches!!

    Shannon
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  3. amber_j on said:

    I’m going to be good and only buy Peridot. And only one bottle of it. Could I have been cured of my nail polish addiction?!

    • Annaaaaa! *squee* Long time no talk! How are you? <3

      Just one bottle of Peridot could be tolerable but no Graphite? Your nail polish addiction really seems to get better! 😀

      • amber_j on said:

        Squeee indeed! I’m doing OK thanks and enjoying Paris in the sun. You?

        I’ve been lurking for a while but couldn’t resist a Chanel post, lol. I’m avoiding Graphite because silver polishes make my cuticles look really dark for some strange reason. And I *really* need to cut down my collection – makeup & polish. :sad face:

        Let me know if you ever need a CP. The Sephoras near me always seem to order loads of Chanel polishes. Not that I’m enabling or anything…

        • Aww don’t lurk Anna!
          I am doing ok too. It was really cold here today though but I don’t mind. 😀

          Oh that’s sad that colors like Graphite make your cuticles look darker. *hugs* :(

          I should spend less too but that’s easier beeing said than done haha!
          Ttys hun!
          xoxo Muah!

    • Peridot is truly amazing Marcelle! :)
      A lovely blogger friend from Brazil told me Chanel is available in Brazil but it’s much more expensive than in the US or than in Germany. :( So Peridot might be available in Brazil then but much more pricey. :(

      I’d love to visit Brazil one day but flying that long scares me. 😀

      Please understand I had to remove the link from the comment. Your blog is linked with your name in the top of your comment. Promoting links in comments are considered as link spam and will be removed.

  4. Deine wunderschönen Swatches haben mich nun endgültig von Peridot überzeugt. Zusammen mit Graphite werde ich mir diese Lacke kaufen. Darf ich fragen wo du die Lacke in Deutschland schon kaufen konntest?
    LG Petra

    • Hallo Petra! :)
      Peridot ist einfach ein Traum. Es kann sein, dass er aufgrund der metallischen Textur schneller blättert aber das trübt die Freude über so einen tollen Duochrome nur ein wenig.
      Es soll einen vergleichbaren (eher hellgrün/grün statt gold/grün) Lack aus Korea geben und hab ihn bestellt. Er schaut nicht wie ein dupe aus aber ähnlich. Bin gespannt. :)

      Leider kenne ich kein genaues Datum – ich würde schätzen, dass wir die Kollektion im August bekommen könnten. :)

  5. Shana Whittingham on said:

    The Peridot is to die for. I love the two tone color it gives off when it reflects in the light. I will definitely have to purchase this one. Especially since Peridot is the birthstone color for August (which is my birthday). I much rather get a Peridot color nail polish than a Peridot gem!!! Thanks for the review.

    • You are very welcome Shana! :) Peridot is so gorgeous. It might chip easier than other nail polishes though because of it’s metallic finish but the stunning duochrome makes up for that. 😀

    • They are really utterly gorgeous Vesna. :)
      Yes I wish they would have made at least Graphite permanent. Peridot might be too unusual for Chanel’s perm collection but Graphite would have been a great addition. :(

    • They are truly stunning Lily. :) I can’t wait for cheap dupes too because I have serious backup issues and would feel more comfortable knowing there is a great dupe available. 😀

      • meme on said:

        Quartz and peridot will be able to be duped. But I really cannot see anyone being able to dup graphite. It has so much going on in it. it’s like nothing else in the metals at all ever.

        • Revlon likes to release Chanel inspired/dupeable nail polishes of the most popular shades so maybe we will see a Graphite dupe from them, meme? Right now it can’t be duped though. :( It will be interesting to see if someone can and will dupe Peridot. A metallic duochrome that is not a streaky mess might be difficult. The Missha nail polish is no dupe but somewhat similar. :) Can’t wait to have it in the mail!

  6. Graphite is gorgeous! I’m still on the fence deciding if I want Peridot or not, but your swatches have been the best I’ve seen so far! Instead I purchased Missha’s HGR01 for now, but my resolve is quickly fading. 😛
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